Rochester/Rochester Hills

Oakland County Commissioners Sworn In, Democratic Majority Begins

January 9th 2019

Oakland County Commissioners Sworn In, Democratic Majority Begins (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 9, 2019) Pontiac, MI- “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”  The quote from Margaret Mead graced the back of the program for the Inaugural Ceremony for the […]

County Commissioners Swearing in Ceremony Jan. 9

January 6th 2019

County Commissioners Swearing in Ceremony Jan. 9 Pontiac, MI- The Oakland County Board of Commissioners will hold its first meeting of the 2019-2020 session and will welcome six (6) new members, including Thomas Kuhn, Penny Luebs (pictured, middle), Gwen Markham (pictured, right), William Miller, Kristen Nelson and Angela Powell (pictured, left), as well as 15 […]

New Law Reduces Number of Days for Fireworks

January 3rd 2019

New Law Reduces Number of Days for Fireworks Lansing, MI – The number of days one can set off fireworks in Michigan has been reduced from 30 to about a dozen since Public Acts 633, 634, and 635 were signed into law at the end of 2018. Bills were introduced by Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Park […]

Reptile Roundup in Rochester Hills Jan. 19

December 31st 2018

Reptile Roundup in Rochester Hills Jan. 19 Rochester Hills, MI – Families will have an opportunity to be face to face with some of our reptilian friends at the city’s newest event, Reptile Roundup. This hands-on program is scheduled for January 19 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van […]

New Data Shows Education Levels, Income, & More by City

December 23rd 2018

New Data Shows Education Levels, Income, & More by City (Kurt Metzger, Dec. 23, 2018) Oakland County, MI- Newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau clearly demonstrate the wide social and economic diversity that exists across communities in Oakland County. Utilizing data collected by the American Community Survey over the 2013-2017 period, I have […]

Downtown Rochester Fire and Ice Festival Jan 18-20

December 20th 2018

Downtown Rochester Fire and Ice Festival Jan 18-20 The Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester is back January 18th–20th for another year of family fun and winter festivities that you can enjoy for FREE. The three-day community celebration will be packed with events like tube sledding, ice skating, dog sled rides, cross-country skiing, ice sculptures along Main Street, […]

Oakland County Creates Interactive Holiday Light Map

December 13th 2018

Oakland County Creates Interactive Holiday Light Map (Oakland County Blog, Dec. 13, 2018) Celebrate the season with a tour of holiday light displays in and around Oakland County! Show off your decorated property or visit one of the many holiday light displays using the 2nd annual Oakland County Holiday Lights Map. Use the map below to […]

Rochester Hills City Council Accepting Applications to Fill Vacancy

December 12th 2018

Rochester Hills City Council Accepting Applications to Fill Vacancy (City of Rochester Hills, Dec. 12, 2018) Rochester Hills, MI – The Rochester Hills City Council is seeking interested qualified voters to fill an At-Large Vacancy on City Council for a term to expire on November 17, 2019. Candidates are asked to apply by Monday, Dec. 17 […]

Former Chief Shares Why Youth Assistance Matters as Org. Celebrates 65 years

December 2nd 2018

Former Chief Shares Why Youth Assistance Matters as Org. Celebrates 65 years (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 2, 2018) Oakland County, MI – Recently-retired Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko has seen firsthand what happens when kids are exposed to violence, poverty, or neglect.  Often when young people find themselves in trouble with the law, it […]

Downtown Rochester Caroling in the City Dec. 16

December 1st 2018

Downtown Rochester Caroling in the City Dec. 16 Rochester, MI- Caroling in the City is back – and better than ever!  Held on Sunday, December 16 from 5-8 pm, the event will be a cornucopia of holiday merriment including live performances, Ugly Sweater Contest, Christmas Cookie Station, community caroling and much more! This year marks […]